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The 5 things you need to know about the 2017 Nissan X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail is one of this country’s most popular SUVs… it’s been refreshed for 2017 and here are the 5 things you need to know about it.

THE NISSAN X-TRAIL is one of the best-selling Nissans in this country with more than 193,000 units finding driveways to call home since it was first launched here. The revised 2017 X-Trail was launched here in May boasting the addition of a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and improved standard features across the range. The revised 2017 X-Trail features three petrol grades (ST; ST-L; and Ti) and one diesel (TL).

What are the key changes to the 2017 Nissan X-Trail?


  • NEW: 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine (Xtronic, 4WD); 130kW, 380Nm (this engine replaces the outgoing 1.6-litre turbo-diesel);
  • CARRY-OVER: 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine (106kW, 200Nm); and
  • CARRY-OVER: 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine (126kW, 226Nm).

Styling: exterior and interior:

  • NEW front fascia with signature Nissan “V-motion” grille, revised headlights and LED signature daytime running lights;
  • NEW rear styling with updated bumper designed and revised rear combination lamps and LED boomerang signature tail lights;
  • NEW 17-inch (ST / TS, ST-L) and 19-inch (Ti / TL) alloy wheels;
  • D-shaped steering wheel;
    NEW shifter knob design and leather gear-shift boot;
  • NEW door vent finish;
  • REVISED centre console and lid; and
    ADDITION of three new exterior paint colours: Marine Blue, Copper Blaze and Ruby.

NEW Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies:

  • Intelligent Emergency Braking (all model grades)
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection (Ti, TL grades) o Forward
  • Collision Warning (FCW) (all model grades)
  • Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) (Ti grade)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (ST-L, Ti, TL grades)
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) (Ti, TL grades)
  • Lane Departure Intervention (Ti grade)

Audio technology

  • BOSE audio system with eight speakers, including two sub-woofer speakers (Ti, TL grades)

Convenience features:

  • Motion Activated Tailgate (Ti, TL grades) o Heated steering wheel (Ti, TL grades); and
  • Heated rear seats (Ti, TL grades) o High Beam Assist (Ti, TL grades)

Minor specification changes:

  • New audio / navigation graphics;
    New design for the steering wheel-mounted controls;
    Revised control for the cooled / heated front centre console cup holders; and
  • Door-mounted i-Key button change: now black (formerly chrome).

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tony coz
tony coz
3 years ago

I’ll stick to the Subaru Forester thanks 🙂

Steve Mcgavin
Steve Mcgavin
3 years ago

SUBARU sounds good to me

Jason Queen
Jason Queen
3 years ago

There is a 6th thing one needs to know about the X-Trail… don’t buy one! For the price of an X-Trail one could have a rather nice bottle of Cheval Blanc 1947.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober